I love most of the Anker products I own. I have a Powercore 2 portable speaker that I absolutely love and rarely leave home without. I had great hopes for this soundbar and was excited to put it to use. I felt like Anker somehow missed the mark on this one. They marketed this product as a cinema sound bar but it does not have a "room-filling" sound that I had hoped.
It definitely looks great. It has a premium look and feel and you can tell it was made with typical Anker quality standards. I understand it isn't for a home theater replacement, but at 21 inches, it is a bit small for even a smaller tv setup. This soundbar has a 3.5 mm input as well as an optical input. It is missing a HDMI input like a lot of soundbars have. It comes with a RCA to 3.5mm cable as well as an optical cable. It is missing a male to male 3.5 mm cable. That would have been nice to have been included.
I ended up using this as a computer speaker setup and it works fine for it. It definitely lacks the bass from a subwoofer and if it had that, this would be a great little setup worth the $80. The bluetooth option is super convenient and it also comes with drywall anchors and screws should there be a need to mount this soundbar.
Overall I would give this item a 3.5/5 stars if I had to give it a score. I will continue to use this for now and we'll see if I eventually will switch back to my JBL Creature speakers.
Thanks Anker for this opportunity!